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Alaskapox no more: Newly discovered disease and virus is to be called ‘borealpox’

The viral, rash-causing and headline-grabbing disease that was first diagnosed in Fairbanks in 2015 is getting a new name: borealpox. Known up to now as Alaskapox, the disease is caused by a virus in the orthopox family that includes smallpox and other pox viruses. There are only seven known cases to date, six in Fairbanks that […]